A Day at the Races Movie Poster
  • Released
  • June 11, 1937
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • Comedy
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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie isn't nonstop comedy. It's got a plethora of musical numbers that bring the action to a halt (if you're lucky, a Marx Brother or two will join the instrumentalizing). Don't be surprised if kids lose interest, or just watch in between careful fast-forwards. One of the livelier musical numbers, with an overwhelmingly black cast of performers, has the reputation of pandering to negative racial stereotypes. The plot glorifies gambling and horse racing.

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  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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